Category: language

The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their…

The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their mind and generally finds the correct one in approximately 600 milliseconds.

Duolingo is a game-like app and website that teaches you foreign…

Duolingo is a game-like app and website that teaches you foreign languages. It’s free and has no ads because some users who want to practice their skills are actually generating revenue by translating articles for clients like CNN and Buzzfeed.

Drinking alcohol does improve your ability to speak a foreign…

Drinking alcohol does improve your ability to speak a foreign language.

A Swiss couple in the Maldives paid £820 to have their wedding…

A Swiss couple in the Maldives paid £820 to have their wedding vows renewed in the native Dhivehi language. When the wedding video was posted to YouTube, the subtitles revealed that the minister had actually been insulting them, calling them “infidels” and their children “bastard swine”.